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  • 4 years in business
  • 263 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stan S.
Verified review

I got three inspections. Gilbert's was the most thorough. He found more than the other inspectors, and thus the decision to tent. He wasn't the cheapest, but the cheapest was so low it seemed out of line. I feared we didn't have enough bags to do the double-bagging of food and medicines, so he was kind enough to bring more. The whole experience was a little stressful for my wife and me, but it went off without a hitch. I would recommend Slate to anyone.

HALO Termite & Pest Control
4.7
from 140 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 294 hires on Thumbtack
Charlotte J.
Verified review

They came out and inspected my porch, found some damage and told me what I needed to do to fix it. They didn't find anything that they could charge me for, didn't make up a problem and educated me on what I needed to do to maintain my home. Would definitely call them first for any other problems/inspections.

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C.A. Luce Termite Control
4.8
from 48 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John R.
Verified review

Chris was awesome and caught a lot that our previous termite inspection missed. He explained things clearly and offered us great advice. All we were looking for was an honest inspector and I'm glad we found one :)

San Cali Home Inspection
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Paul L.
Verified review

Two inspectors did the home inspection, very thorough job, and very good communicating with the customers. I am a realtor and would recommend them

Coggins Construction
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Al H.
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Patrick demolished a deck for us and did an excellent job. We had to trust that he would do it well as we were not in town and we were happy with the results when we saw them. His price for this demo work was reasonable as he also assisted with liaising with the city's inspector. His communication is excellent - he kept in touch with us and answered all our questions.

American Pest Control
4.4
from 14 reviews
  • 56 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Haley H.
Verified review

Rick of American Pest Control is an extremely caring guy! We were having a lot of issues with our landlord dealing with the bed bugs problem so it took a while to get Rick in here. I had to cancel on him numerous times and instead of getting frustrated with us he sent me an email that said to let him know at any time if we still need his help! After the landlords guys failed. Rick stepped back in and came out the next morning to inspect the units, is coming back in on friday morning for heat treatment! I'm so excited as i've been waiting for a LONG time to find someone as great as American Pest control. He tore our house apart until he found a "sample" live bedbug! unlike other inspectors who have come in and found nothing because they hardly looked! I would also like to add that because of him, we are also FINALLY getting our fire escape bars on our bedroom fixed!!! He cant get his equipment in without that fixed!! Woot Woot!! THANK YOU Rick for everything!!!

Home Integrity Inspections
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Terri D.
Verified review

Home Integrity Inspections has been available at a moments notice and arrives on time and ready to go! Reports are complete with photos. Turn around time on receiving your report is about 24 hours or less. I recommend Home Integrity Inspections for your real estate home inspector!

CMN Home Services
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Richard N.
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County Inspector services
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Missie L.
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Steve from County Inspector Services was prompt, professional, answered all my questions. .I was very happy with him and his company. I have already recommended him to two of my customers

  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Brian M.
Verified review

Joey was very professional and thorough. He took his time and provided us with a concise report printed right on premise. I don't think I've ever been impressed by an inspector before so this was a first for sure. Great work Joey and thank you!

All City Inspections Inc.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy C.
Verified review

Cliff is the only home inspector I would use. I met him several years ago and he has been my inspector ever since. He does a thorough job and explains to my buyers any and everything that might need attention during the process of their home purchase.....No home is perfect, even brand new construction. I like his gentle manner and also that he works with his family. He is on time, usually EARLY and will always go out of his way to make you feel like his number one customer. I am a REALTOR in San Diego county and I would recommend him to anyone, and I DO!

  • 8 years in business
Jennie E.
Verified review

Dave at Touchstone is great! He offers really thorough inspections and eliminates any concern or worry that a new homeowner might have about the property. He inspected our new home and helped us feel confident and excited about our investment. Thanks, Dave!

Home Inspectors California
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Yvonne A.
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When I contacted Hector at Home Inspectors California for a quote I found his pricing to be very reasonable and affordable. He scheduled my inspection on a day and time that was convenient for me. He was curtious and thoroughly professional throughout the inspection. The inspection report was comprehensive and he answered all of my questions. He did not pretend to be all knowing either, and directed me to the appropriate professionals for additional inquiry. I am very satisfied with his service and would highly recommend him to family and friends in the future.

Rymax Home Inspections
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Carrol A.
Verified review

Rick showed up on time and was very professional. He did exactly what was asked of him and provided a written report including pictures in a timely manner at a very reasonable price. I would definitely hire him again if needed.

Lorber Engineers
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Laurie T.
Verified review

This was an super outstanding experience! I've hired a number of home inspectors over the years. I was blown away by the inspection and report that Lorber Engineers provided on a custom, 4,000 square foot plus home with lots of complexity. After being provided with their Linkedin summary, I expected a lot and they didn't disappoint me. I had no idea that I could hire a home inspector with these credentials which includes a professional engineer registration (PE). They took their time, were extremely thorough and very communicative about what they were doing/finding. The report was authoritative, expansive and detailed. They actually use full sentences in their reports. They provided an explanation of the issues and why they were important. Plenty of photos. And, in addition to opening my eyes about the condition of the property, their report put me in great position to negotiate some very favorable concessions. I recommend Lorber Engineers with high enthusiasm and without reservation so much so that I would wait for them if I couldn't book them right away.

About

I have the experience at age 73 of many years in the home improvement and building trades from Pennsylvania, Arizona and California. Having been a Licensed contractor in these states, I have gathered much needed knowledge over 50 years to contribute to my community. The improvements I do have been done many times over to give me that professional edge for my clients.

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We specialize in home inspections for buyers of real estate. My service alerts buyers to problems with the home they're interested in buying.

  • 37 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I love my job. I enjoy finding the good workmanship. And, disappointed when I find the bad. But, do my best either way for my clients. My clients are my employers it is my responsibility to give them the best that is available.

  • 37 years in business
About

I am just not a home inspector. I have 33 year experiences in home renovation, and home repair. I held a Real Estate license in California, for over 10 years. I do General Contracting, to small home repairs.

About

We provide the best inspection under any roof. We have been in business since 1994. We do residential and commercial inspections, lenders draw, tenant improvement, and mold inspections. Narrative reports are done in color. A DVD of inspection is provided to the client.

About

Housemaster offers a thorough 200-point thermal home inspection by a certificated home inspector. Our inspector will check the roof, HVAC system, basement, attic, overall site (attributes, slope, drainage, etc.), foundation including crawl spaces and/or basements, pools, pumps, wood destruction, water heater, structure, plumbing and electrical inspections. We vigilantly look for potential repair or safety issues throughout the property. We are also mold and asbestos inspectors. What sets Housemaster of North San Diego apart from other property inspectors is the top warranty on your home inspection which far exceeds normal industry standards. We will also give you a do-it-yourself DVD. Our specialty services include mold inspection, asbestos inspection and preventative maintenance inspection.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is a visual inspection performed by a trained professional to determine the condition of a home’s main elements. The inspection usually takes several hours, during which the professional takes multiple photos and notes, tracking information for a final report. After the inspection, the pro will create a printed report, complete with photos and detailed information, summarizing the condition of the house. A home inspection is often used by potential home buyers prior to purchase to determine if there are larger issues (such as dry rot or a faulty foundation) that are not immediately visible to the untrained eye but that would cost a lot of money to resolve. Home inspections are also used by real estate agents and home sellers to address any concerns before putting a home on the market. Longtime homeowners can also schedule a home inspection to get a snapshot of their current home condition and identify any issues that need to be addressed. A home inspection is not a legal document that can be used for divorce or estate settlements, nor can it be used to secure loans or mortgages.

How do you find a good home inspector?

A home inspection should tell you the true condition of a home. A competent home inspector closely inspects your home’s structure and foundation, looks for termites and signs of problems like mold, checks the wiring to ensure it’s in good condition, and investigates the HVAC system, among other items. To find a good home inspector, first research whether home inspection is licensed in your area; not all states require licensure.

If there is no regulatory body that licenses home inspection in your state, there are other ways to make sure you are hiring a trustworthy professional. Carefully look into the person’s reviews and ask for references. Ask if they are committed to continuing education, and whether they are active members in any reputable home inspector organizations. Some organizations that recognize and/or certify home inspectors are the American Society of Home Inspectors, National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, and American Home Inspectors Training. Don’t be shy about asking to see credentials and licensing.

What should be included in a home inspection?

A complete home inspection involves a visual investigation of all major elements that make up your home. A home inspection is a vital part of buying or selling a home to ensure you’re not accidentally buying a termite-infested home or one with major structural defects. Paying for an inspection before purchasing a home can save you a lot of money in the long run. The national average home inspection cost is $310, with prices ranging higher or lower based on your location and the square footage of your home. After performing a walk-through inspection, the pro should provide you a printed report — complete with photos and recommendations — detailing what’s in good condition, what would benefit from minor repairs, and what needs immediate attention. Home inspection pros know how to spot trouble areas, but they’re not licensed contractors, electricians or plumbers, so they may suggest you hire a licensed pro to address specific problems. Here are the main components that a home inspection covers:

  • Home structure
    • Foundation, grading and drainage, roof covering, roof structure, interior and exterior attic walls, ceilings and floors, interior and exterior doors, windows, stairways, fireplace and chimney, porches, balconies, decks, attached carports, and crawl space.
  • Electrical
    • HVAC system, heating equipment, cooling equipment, ductwork and vents, fixtures and switches, branch circuits, receptacles, service entrance and panels.
  • Plumbing
    • Water heater and equipment, drains, waste systems, vents, and plumbing fixtures.
  • Appliances
    • Garage door openers, garbage disposal, dishwasher, exhaust range, range hood, bathroom exhaust fans, cooktop, oven and microwave.

How much does it cost to get a house appraised and inspected?

Home appraisals and home inspections both assess your home and provide a report summarizing the condition or value of your home based on key measurements. Unlike a home inspection for the sale of a property, a home appraisal is used for loan applications, property value assessment for sales or settlements (divorce, estate, etc.), and taxes and insurance. If you’re having your home appraised for lending purposes, you’ll likely need a state-certified appraiser, so be sure to your research their credentials. Nationally, the average cost for a home appraisal is $340.

If you’re buying or selling a home, having a professional home inspection can be an invaluable tool for price-setting and negotiation, as well as learning what repairs are necessary. The national average home inspection cost is $310, ranging higher or lower depending on the inspection company, your location and the size of your home. Other factors that can affect cost are additional inspection services and pathogen testing. Here are some examples of average home inspection costs in various parts of the country:

  • Home inspection in New York City: $425 or more.
  • Condo inspection in New York City: $200 or more.
  • Home inspection in Central Texas: $250 for homes up to 2,000 square feet.
    • $275 for homes from 3,001-4,000 square feet.
    • $300 for homes from 4,001-5,000 square feet.
    • $325 for homes 5,001 square feet and up, plus 10 cents per additional square foot.
  • Home inspection in Los Angeles: $199-$299 or more.

How long does it take to do a home inspection?

On average, you can expect a standard home inspection to take two to three hours. Your house size can affect inspection length, as can requesting additional services such as sprinkler system inspections, outbuilding inspections, radon testing, crawl space inspections, or pool house inspections. During the home inspection, the professional will be taking photos and looking in and around all parts of your home. The inspector will then compile a report that may be more than 20 pages. You should receive this report back within a few days to a week. The report should detail everything from minor imperfections and maintenance recommendations to major defects that need to be resolved as soon as possible, like structural failures or a leak in the basement. Your report should include photos and clearly outlined information about all major elements inspected, as well as recommendations for next steps.

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